Land Rover Freelander Metropolis

Land Rover reveals new range-topping Metropolis – topping a slimmed-down range

Land Rover has introduced a new Freelander Metropolis special edition, a car it is calling “the most luxurious Freelander yet”.

Released a day after Motoring Research revealed it’s running a Freelander long-term test car for six months, the new Metropolis edition is based on the range-topping HSE LUX  spec we’re driving.

On top of that, it adds Windsor leather, electric seats, panoramic sunroof, xenon headlights, 19-inch diamond-turned alloys and a reversing camera.

The Freelander Metropolis will go on sale next month (9 June), costing £35,995 – and sit at the top of a newly rationalised Freelander range.

It seems our HSE LUX model doesn’t actually exist anymore. Land Rover is rationalising the Freelander range down to three models – SE, SE Tech and the Metropolis.

SE replaces the old GS and, to that car’s standard spec, adds heated windscreen, 19-inch alloys, front fog lights and colour-matched bumpers and sills.

The SE Tech replaces XS and adds sat nav, automatic headlights, 19-inch alloys and a 380W Meridian stereo.

Both SE and SE Tech use the 150hp 2.2 TD4 engine with manual gearbox; the 190hp SD4 automatic is optional, and standard on the Metropolis.

Freelander SE 2.2 TD4 150 manual £27,765
Freelander SE Tech 2.2 TD4 150 manual £29,765
Freelander SE 2.2 SD4 150 auto £30,270
Freelander SE Tech 2.2 SD4 150 auto £32,270
Freelander Metropolis 2.2 SD4 150 auto £35,995